The DVD set Pure Krav Maga - Self Defense Mastery break down hands on the Israel Defense Force Original curriculum training steps to ensure students are executing the moves in the correct sequence allowing for fast and un-projected response in execution of lunging kicks and blows, knife attacks and stick attack, defenses, and escapes.
So the DVD set just show you how I am training a female novice at the time in the whole intensive curriculum and she is making errors and I am correcting her until she achieves minimum proficiency in striking kicking defenses, use of a knife, stick and escapes from grappling scenarios and counters and firearms threats defenses.
Since I am striving to keep the quality control of Pure Krav Maga, more on the instructors' side, I am focusing on giving them hands on intensive training the way it was done originally in the Israel Defense Force in the 1980's.
The 1980's is a significant year because until then there was a complete separation between Krav Maga taught to civilian and Krav Maga taught in the Israel Defense Force. There was an IDF curriculum attached below, and there was a civilian curriculum listed by belts and years. Aside from the different curriculum, while names of techniques might have been the same, the essence of how to do them was left out in the civilian schools.
Instructors simply did not want their students to know how to knock someone out with a single punch or a kick for example so they did not bother to explain too much. The idea in the civilian curriculum was to reserve it down the road, and usually down the road they still did not want to bother to teach too much because that could possibly lead to competition with various instructors.
Immi's original black belts in his school after he left the Israeli Defense Forces did not learn what he taught in the IDF, except those that replaced him in the IDF. Eli Avikzar Succeeded him in the IDF , and I replaced Eli Avikzar in the IDF. When I left I did not have the time to train anyone to replace me, and they were looking for students from civilian Krav Maga with background in martial arts as replacements. Things have changed more for the fitness direction and steered away from the beauty of the most efficient hand-to-hand fighting system.
In conclusion, with the videos and book you get to test yourself if you missed any of the complex material essence. With a trained instructor, they do it for you and you do not have to go back from training mode to video mode. Both are helpful however. Another advantage is that you can use the training videos at your own time as a preparatory tool to fight your logic and see if what you are about to learn or already learned make any sense!